Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ravel, Debussy & Dutilleux: String Quartets

“The interpretation of the Debussy Quartet has sinew and propulsion, with that apt shading of dynamics and subtlety of nuance that have become hallmarks of the Arcanto's distinctive and distinguished style. Delicacy and fluency are equally embraced in this commanding performance, as they are in the Ravel” --Gramophone Magazine, November 2010

“A "super-group" among quartets, with each player an established soloist, the Arcanto Quartet's intonation is faultless, its blend fresh and exciting.” --The Independent on Sunday, September 2010

“Right at the start, the performance of the Debussy quartet is a striking example of the Arcanto’s skill and stylistic perception. The playing has muscle, incisiveness and drive, tempered by delicacy of nuance...It is a riveting disc – a further manifestation of the Arcanto’s blend of finesse, flair and probing intelligence.” The Telegraph, 20th August 2010 *****

“With their velvet tone the starry Arcanto Quartet prove ideal performers. Often the heartbeat is in the cello (Jean-Guihen Queyras, exceptionally eloquent); but whoever throbs, the music soars...A lovely disc.” The Times, 28th August 2010 ****

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